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In this episode
We talk with Tristan aka Restive.
Here are Doug's notes from the interview.
Tell us about your music and tell us what’s new!
sound designer or sound artist
ambient, soundscape, experimental, field recording,
“sonic experience of Cape Town”
Cape Tape is the ass-end of the universe
Many South Africans are on soundcloud
How did you get started in field recording?
Fairly recent development.
First computer in 2003.
started making music because he got a trial version of EJay: http://www.ejay.com/us/
not necessarily integrated with field recordings
all sorts of ways of doing sound installations.
Many people influence from Europe and America
Last album: http://restive.bandcamp.com/album/2014-32-07-small-tales-for-urban-living
field recording was literally just sitting in a field in the past...though can be non-field environment as well
more recently, field recording becoming part of a composition
Hamburg remix: https://soundcloud.com/restive/cities-memory-hamburg-rmx
Visual and Spacial Design
"Tedium has never been this topless": how-to-have-cybersex-on-the-internet/
“Founded in 2004, the Festival originated in Wisconsin and Minnesota by Joe Pickett, Nick Prueher and Geoff Haas, childhood friends from Wisconsin.”
What is the process?
"the most boring thing an artist can do is what he knows"
making music can be a visual process as well.
Hearing aid could pick up wifi nodes!
http://vimeo.com/82765073 Ryuichi Sakamoto "ART-ENVIRONMENT-LIFE"
cataloging is very important!
less choice is sometimes better
Where did the "Restive" name originate?
first started publishing in 2005. There was someone using "Tristan"
Restive: "(of a person) unable to keep still or silent and becoming increasingly difficult to control, especially because of impatience, dissatisfaction, or boredom."
Who are some people you think we should try to get on the show (aka, who are the important people in Creative Commons music today)?
Is there anything else you would like to say/tell us about?
Pink Floyd used field recordings
two in particular were influential
Closing track: http://restive.bandcamp.com/track/open-to-persuasion CC BY-NC-SA
Felix Blume, sound recordist for movies
And, from email post-show:
"here are the links to the 2 albums which i mentioned:
(galaverna is an excellent site for field recording based work)
the other one is:
these are just 2 albums which i can specifically point to which pushed me to become interested in using field recording in my own work. many other excellent releases exist."
"sorry, just on a final note, here is another 'sound postcard' by Felix Blume which appeared on Arte Radio (field recordings remixed):
and here the visual / sound installations i mentioned:
"just to add to the notes on the other CC person whom I mentioned;
he is Andras Kiss from Hungary (not Bulgaria as I mistakenly said before) on soundcloud,he also releases under the name Urenga and used to run the Censored Productions netlabel (though sadly no longer).
Lastly, more info (and some audio) on my sound installation here."